ANUSHA RIZVI FILM
I’d like to tell readers about Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Oedipus Rex. Pasolini was an Italian filmmaker, journalist, painter, poet, writer and prominent political figure in Italy, a truly talented if controversial man. He has woven together pre-World War II Italy and ancient Greece in this re-telling of the Sophoclean tale. This twist in the plot is coupled with his arresting visuals, setting and production. The film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 1967 Venice Film Festival. Another movie of his I’d recommend is his adaptation of The Canterbury Tales.